Yang Linking Vessel

Chinese: 阳维脉

Pinyin: Yáng Wéi Mài

Yang Linking Vessel

Pathway for Yang Linking Vessel

  • Yang Linking Vessel originates at Jinmen BL-63 around the lateral malleolus.  
  • It then goes up to Yangjiao GB-35 at the lateral side of the lower leg, which is also the Vessel's Accumulation-Xi point. 
  • It continues ascending the lateral side of the lower leg and thigh and reaches Juliao GB-29 at the lateral buttocks. 
  • Afterwards, the pathway rises further up the hypochondrium to Binao BL-14 at the shoulder, where it meets the Channels of Large and Small Intestine as well as the Bladder Channel
  • In the shoulder, it then goes through Naohui TB-13 and Tianliao TB-15.
  • The pathway then encircles around the shoulder and upper back area. It goes through Jianjing GB-21, where it connects to other Channels such as the Triple Burner, Gall Bladder and Stomach. Then it runs through Naoshu SI-10 on the back of the shoulder and meets the Small Intestine Channel and Yang Stepping Vessel
  • It then ascends further through the neck and reaches Fengchi GB-20 on the occiput area, where it intersects with Triple Burner and Gall Bladder Channel. 
  • Finally, it rises further along the Gall Bladder Channel of the side of the head to the forehead. During the course, it goes from Naokong GB-19 to Benshen GB-13.